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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An outstanding marathon event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9am through 7pm at the Holtschneider Performance Center. DePaul Community Music Division will host its 28th annual Performathon to benefit need-based scholarships, enrichment programs for all, and community partnerships with under resourced CPS schools

This PERFORMATHON marks 36 years of music-making at DePaul Community Music Division. To celebrate this momentous occasion, our goal is to raise
$36,000 to assist in removing financial barriers for children who could not otherwise pursue quality music studies.

Over 250 students
 of all ages from beginning to advanced levels will perform on many different instruments in various musical styles in solo and collaborative settings in three different venues throughout the day. We are proud of the achievement of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff who work together to create a successful event. 

Learn more about Performathon 2024 on our Inspire Page hereYou can also learn about our CPS Partnership Program by clicking this video link​On behalf of the entire DePaul Community Music Division and School of Music, our sincere thanks for your commitment and support. ​

How can a contribution to Performathon be made?

  1. Become a Perfomathon Sponsor.  Click here.
    • ​Help us reach out goal of raising $10,000 prior to Performathon, and your name will be included on the Sponsor Page of the Program Book.
  2. Place an ad in our annual Program Book.  Click here​
  3. Donate or bid on an item in our online auction.  Click here. ​
  4. Purchase tickets for the Performathon Tuition Raffle.  Click here​.

Auction Information 

​​Access our online auction here.  ​Bidding ends May 13 at 11:59pm.


Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction.  Every bid helps support our cause.

Why Bid?  

All proceeds from Performathon benefit the Fund for the Community Music Division, our scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs, and community partnerships.  Every dollar makes a difference for children in need of quality music instruction!

Tell your friends!  

The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible.  We need your help.  Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.

Buy Raffle Tickets!  

Lucky raffle participants will win free or discounted CMD tuition and raffle tickets are available for purchase online

Why Performathon?  
Many families are not able to meet the financial demands of first-class quality music education for their children.  The Community Music Division assists with scholarship support.  Since 1997, we have awarded more than 800 scholarships for both need and talent, and for the past two years have provided tuition free instruction to students in under-resourced public schools in the Chicago area through our CPS Teaching Artist Partnership Program.  In addition, we have provided annual enrichment opportunities for all of our on-site students through Suzuki workshops, chamber fests, and concerto opportunities.  

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